Last updated: May 18, 2016
|CMS Measure ID:||CMS22v3|
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older seen during the reporting period who were screened for high blood pressure AND a recommended follow-up plan is documented based on the current blood pressure (BP) reading as indicated
|Initial Patient Population:||
All patients aged 18 years and older before the start of the measurement period
Equals Initial Patient Population
Patient has an active diagnosis of hypertension
Patients who were screened for high blood pressure AND have a recommended follow-up plan documented, as indicated if the blood pressure is pre-hypertensive or hypertensive
Patient refuses to participate
Patient is in an urgent or emergent medical situation where time is of the essence and to delay treatment would jeopardize the patient’s health status. This may include but is not limited to severely elevated BP when immediate medical treatment is indicated.
|Measure Steward:||Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services|
|National Quality Strategy Domain:||Community, Population and Public Health|
|Next Version:||Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented|
Higher score indicates better quality.
Both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurements are required for inclusion. If there are multiple blood pressures on the same date of service, use the lowest systolic and lowest diastolic blood pressure on that date as the representative blood pressure.
Eligible professionals who report the measure must perform the blood pressure screening at the time of a qualifying visit by an eligible professional and may not obtain measurements from external sources.
The documented follow up plan must be related to the current BP reading as indicated, example: Patient referred to primary care provider for BP management.